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Can you expect a rape victim to have a photographic memory?

NEW DELHI:  They gagged her mouth and tore her clothes. The victim of such an incident “cannot be expected to possess photographic memory and state the facts in a parrot-like manner”, and that “minor contradictions are bound to happen if the witness is examined after a lapse of time”,  remarked Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain said while holding the four accused guilty of entering a married woman’s house and molesting her just to teach her a lesson.

The Delhi court on Tuesday rejected defence’s argument about discrepancies in the statement of a molestation victim and sentenced the four accused men to a year in prison. The judge sternly said that the victim cannot be expected to state facts in a “parrot-like manner”.

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